Sunday, March 11, 2012
God's Painted Canvas
Evan and I have been taking short drives through the country after finishing up our school work, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time seeking out all of the Texas wildflowers.
One particular town that I am so fascinated with (and Evan is too) is Sutherland Springs, TX. Now, just a drop on the map with a gas station or two, a post office, and an antique shop, this once vibrant town holds so much rich history!
Of particular interest is the Polley House, located just north of the town, about 3 miles down a county road. This house dates back to the mid 1800's, and was one of the very first homes ever built in this area! The gentleman, Joseph Polley, that built this house and raised his family there was part of Stephen F. Austin's first 300 colonists in Texas! Evan and I drove out to see the Polley House firsthand (okay, we have driven out there to it three times!), and wow, the wildflowers out that way are just amazing! Unfortunately, it appears that the Polley House is not being cared for, and is surrounded by piles of old junk. It's very sad. Evan says that maybe we can help clean up and restore the house. I think that would be nice. It's truly a beautiful, old home full of history. I like to sit and stare at the house and imagine what life was like back then, and how many memories were made there.
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